Bicycle cam

One thing I think about whenever I sit in a tram waiting for cars that shouldn’t be holding up the tram to stop holding up the tram is that trams should have a video cam on them and drivers could have a button that either activates the cam or marks the spot at which it is running and if the car was breaking the road rules it gets a ticket. Improves efficiency and brings in a bit of revenue. What’s there not to like. Anyway, the same idea has been proposed various times in the past but has never managed to be implemented. I don’t know why. But as is so often the case, technology’s capacity to decentralise these decisions is leading the way – with bicycle cams as illustrated above. Handy in court cases.

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perplexed
perplexed
9 years ago

Love to see it also applied to regularly stopping buses which in NSW have a ‘give way’ (please) sign on rear right side. It would be a great revenue raiser judging by the number of vehicles I observe NOT giving way to buses re-entering drive lanes.
While at it I often wonder why local councils don’t bill caravan and boat owners who park their vehicles for extended stays in the street. All those cashed up gray nomads and big boat owners are getting it easy. And we know there are more of them coming so that revenue projections will always be positive!

Marks
Marks
9 years ago

Yep. I am in favour of voluntary taxes. This particular proposal would benefit state and local government as well helping with the country’s vertcal fiscal imbalance problem. (At least I think it is a problem).

michaelfstanley
michaelfstanley
9 years ago

Re:tram cams

Not just improved efficiency but safety for boarding/alighting passengers. It can be russian roulette getting off a tram.

Pedro
Pedro
9 years ago

Yes, but the tram or bus drivers (why not them) will end up giving tickets for harmless infringements. It’s bad enough with the parking ticket stasi. The drivers will end up with quotas and then waste more time raising that revenue.